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Faith Hill won. I mean, she didn’t win win. Not technically. But she turned in what was, by far, the best performance at Wednesday night’s (Jan. 11) People’s Choice Awards when she took the stage for a moving performance of “Come Home,” her current single and a cover of the OneRepublic song from 2008. In a bright red jumpsuit, backed by a six-man band and with faux smoke at her feet, Hill shined like the four-time People’s Choice Award winner she is. And from the looks of things, Hill might have been the only country star at the fan-voted award show. At the beginning of the live broadcast, Taylor Swift tweeted, “Thanks for wishing me luck at the Peoples Choice Awards tonight! I’m not there, but I’ll be watching on tv from Nashville!” That luck must’ve worked because Swift was voted the favorite country artist, beating out Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts.